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- http://www.archive.org/web/*/http://example.com — for links to archived copies
- http://www.archive.org/web/*dc_/http://example.com — for links and comparisons of archived copies.
archive: Internet Archive Wayback Machine
Excel Function Dictionary, Peter Noneley (#noneley) noted missing on 2004-12-05
title: Excel Function Dictionary, author: Peter Noneley,
archived text material: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://homepage.ntlworld.com/peter.noneley
temporary alternate location of Excel file: http://www.rondebruin.nl/files/xlfdic01.zip «, courtesy of Ron de Bruin (home page, at the bottom of Ron's page)
Comments: ISP dropped files and failed with temporary location/redirection. Meanwhile, Peter is working on a long awaited updated version.
Notificaton link inserted on 7 html pages: [if missing]
Related materials -- access to online HELP files:
- List of worksheet functions (function links by category and can be expanded)
was found via Google: inurl:microsoft.com inurl:assistance functions excel bahttext
- Microsoft Office Assistance: DATEDIF [http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA011609811033.aspx]
- Excel Developer Tip: Help Context IDs for Excel 2000
should be updated to it's number reference: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HP030561111033.aspx
Application.help "XLMAIN9.CHM", 5225848
Application.help "XLMAIN10.CHM", 5225848
The Event macro to use the table for online HELP at MSDN, works for Excel 2000 help in col B, and Excel 2003 (at MSDN) in Col 3Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean) Cancel = True Dim xx As String If Target.Column = 1 Then 'Excel 2003 webpages at MSDN xx = "http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HP0" _ & Target.Value & "1033.aspx" '-- Target.Offset(0, 5 - Target.Column) = "'" & xx ActiveWorkbook.FollowHyperlink NewWindow:=True, Address:=xx ElseIf Target.Column = 2 Then 'Excel 2000 click on column B Application.help Application.Path & "\1033\XLMAIN9.CHM", _ Target.Offset(0, 1 - Target.Column).Value ElseIf Target.Column = 3 Then 'Excel 2002 untested/unconfirmed Application.help Application.Path & "\1036\XLMAIN10.CHM", _ Target.Offset(0, 1 - Target.Column).Value End If End Sub
Welcome to the MSDN Library Archive(quote) http://msdn.microsoft.com/archive/default.aspWe've created this Archive area so that we can continue to make available older content that is still of interest to some of our users. This allows us to streamline the Library and keep it focused on the newest, most relevant content. We offer this content as-is, without warranty that it is still technically accurate. Note that the content may contain URLs that were valid when originally published, but now link to sites or pages that no longer exist.
- Invalid: http://www.microsoft.com/officedev/articles/Opg/toc/pgtoc.htm
- Invalid: http://www.microsoft.com/officedev/articles/Opg/004/004.htm
Microsoft Newsgroups (#xlnews)Microsoft closed its newsgroups and all past newsgroups postings disappeared, October 8, 2010, almost as soon as they announced they were getting rid of them in the next two weeks. Whether the archives at google groups will show them or not, I don't know, I will leave the links in place though. Looks like the newsgroups will continue as if they had always been run by Google, but don't know about the old material. Current status: Excel has been virtually destroyed by Office Ribbon, loss of menus, and tying macros into menu. The MVP program has been decimated, Microsoft newsgroups destroyed.
- www.aunty-spam.com moved to http://www.TheInternetPatrol.com [ref]
- John Walkenbach The Spreadsheet Page - By John Walkenbach
- http://www.j-walk.com/ss/excel/... to something like http://spreadsheetpage.com/...
- http://www.j-walk.com/ss/about/index.htm to ??? http://spreadsheetpage.com/index.php/site/tips
- Chip Pearson site renaming pointed out to me 2009-12-93, his index of topics
- Renaming of http://www.cpearson.com/excel/clipboar.htm"> to http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/clipboard.aspx
- http://www.cpearson.com/excel/newposte.htm to http://www.cpearson.com/excel/HintsAndTipsForNewsgroupUsers.aspx
- http://www.cpearson.com/excel/excel.htm to http://www.cpearson.com/excel/MainPage.aspx
- at least some of the pages will be intercepted and tell you what the new page is.
Other missing sites (#other)There will be many other missing sites on my webpages. If you know the changed new link (and/or why it is down), please email me from the link at the bottom of the page where it is incorrect. You only need to identify from one of my pages, I'll do a search to see if there are additional pages of mine referencing the site.
- Rob Bruce (found, but sub directories or naming was also changed)
- http://www.rb-ad.dircon.co.uk/rob/excelvba/index.htm (missing)
- http://web.archive.org/web/20040401151034/www.rb-ad.dircon.co.uk/rob/excelvba/index.htm (no longer need to go through archives)
- www.analytical-dynamics.co.uk/ which actually gets redirected to http://www33.brinkster.com/rbad/
- Gary Beene (found include /vb/ in newsite)
- http://www.vbinformation.com → http://www.garybeene.com/vb/
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Excel questions not directly concerning my web pages are best directed to newsgroups
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